Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc yesterday applauded the Czech Republic’s decision to reinstate issuing working visas to Vietnamese citizens.
|Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (right) and Vice Chairman of the Czech Parliament’s Chamber of Deputies Vojtěch Filip, who is also Chairman of the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia (KSCM). — VNA/VNS Photo|
He was speaking at a reception in Hanoi with Vojtěch Filip, Vice Chairman of the Czech Parliament’s Chamber of Deputies and Chairman of the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia (KSCM).
PM Phuc said Vietnam will intensify the management of its workforce.
He also told the Czech delegation how much he values joint projects between the two countries and praised the planned direct flight link between Hanoi and Prague.
He described these projects as specific measures to promote the bilateral cooperation, especially in economy and trade, given the modest two-way trade that stood at only US$307 million last year.
Phuc thanked the Czech Republic for supporting Vietnam’s candidacy as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council for 2020-21, and the EU-Viet Nam Free Trade Agreement, which is expected to help businesses from the Czech Republic and the EU access the 90-million Vietnamese market.
Informing the PM about his working session with Vietnamese Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Dao Ngoc Dung, Vojtěch Filip said the Czech Republic can receive about 3,000-4,000 Vietnamese nurses.
The two countries also agreed to exchange doctors during a meeting between Vojtěch Filip and representatives of the Vietnamese Ministry of Health.
The Czech lawmaker said during his stay in Vietnam he also discussed the promotion of cooperation at working sessions with officers from the ministries of Public Security and National Defence.
Regarding collaboration in car manufacturing between the Czech Republic’s Skoda Auto and its Vietnamese partner, the guest said part of the production line will be set up in Vietnam in the future, adding that he hopes Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis will be in Vietnam to mark the start of construction work on the project.
He also handed over to PM Phuc documents relating to joint projects between the Czech Republic and Vietnam.